Longitudinal Analysis of the Interaction Between Obesity and Pregnancy on Iron Homeostasis: Role of Hepcidin.

@article{FloresQuijano2016LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal Analysis of the Interaction Between Obesity and Pregnancy on Iron Homeostasis: Role of Hepcidin.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Flores-Quijano and Irene Montalvo-Velarde and V{\'i}ctor Sa{\'u}l Vital-Reyes and Maricela Rodr{\'i}guez-Cruz and Mario Enrique Rend{\'o}n-Mac{\'i}as and Mardia G L{\'o}pez-Alarc{\'o}n},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={
          550-556
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS When pregnancy occurs in obese women, two opposite mechanisms for iron homeostasis concur: increased need for available iron to support erythropoiesis and decreased iron mobilization from diets and stores due to obesity-related inflammation linked to overexpressed hepcidin. Few studies have examined the role of hepcidin on maternal iron homeostasis in the context of obese pregnancy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the combined effect of maternal obesity and pregnancy on… CONTINUE READING
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